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For 2011? Either Asrock or Asus. I would love to get one of the Asrock boards, but all of them have fans on the chipset heatsink which I don't want. So I've pretty much all but pulled the trigger on a Rampage IV Formula board.



I thought those fans on the chipsets were always removable? Was I not looking close enough? I thought those were a good thing, or are you skipping straight to WCing it?
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For 2011? Either Asrock or Asus. I would love to get one of the Asrock boards, but all of them have fans on the chipset heatsink which I don't want. So I've pretty much all but pulled the trigger on a Rampage IV Formula board.



I thought those fans on the chipsets were always removable? Was I not looking close enough? I thought those were a good thing, or are you skipping straight to WCing it?

I'm sure they are. But Asrock must have put the fans there for a reason to help cool the chip, so removing it probably isn't the best idea. I'd rather have it be designed for passive cooling from the get-go.

As for me, I'm definitely going to watercool the R4Formula. There's no full board block available, but there still is a block for the most important part which is the MOSFETs.

400

Edit - Actually, I stumbled across eVGA (had no idea they made x79 boards) and am seriously considering the X79 FTW mobo. Mostly because I know first hand that eVGA customer support is second to no one.
Edited by Warrior1986 - 4/14/12 at 6:35pm
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Yeah, EVGA is great. I've been buying their cards for years. I don't know how their Mobos are. I also know they are expanding their product line. They are about to start making PSUs, and have a 1500w one coming out.
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+1 for Ivy

There's more than enough power available on 1155 for a home gaming PC.

You'll save half the cash, burn less power and probably game the same if not better on the ivy bridge series CPUs.

what's with everyone being scared of a so called "dead socket"?

plenty of intel sockets have been left behind, but there's still happy 775/1156 owners out there with decent PC's it really doesn't matter.

The option of being able to upgrade to $500+ CPUs is nothing great anyway as you probably won't need anything that powerful.

2011 is overated IMO.
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thats a no brainer ! 2011 3930k one of the fastest cpu will be reliable to you a longtime .look how much time the x58 1366 has last and yet the 1366 is still a great performer with those 990x ..... the 2011 will do the same thing has a sucessor.
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+1 for Ivy

There's more than enough power available on 1155 for a home gaming PC.

You'll save half the cash, burn less power and probably game the same if not better on the ivy bridge series CPUs.

what's with everyone being scared of a so called "dead socket"?

plenty of intel sockets have been left behind, but there's still happy 775/1156 owners out there with decent PC's it really doesn't matter.

The option of being able to upgrade to $500+ CPUs is nothing great anyway as you probably won't need anything that powerful.

2011 is overated IMO.


If there is one single thing that 2011 has is dual x16 capibilty for sli. I personally am up over a thousand points on graphics scoring in 3dmark11 over any x58 system with identical clocked cards. The extra bandwidth is 100% worth it.
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